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16 May 2014

From the Principal

Dear parents, friends, staff and students,

During the past few weeks I have had the opportunity to meet some parents who are interested in their daughters attending the College. One of the questions that we ask them is why they would want their daughter to come to Mount St Benedict. I thought it appropriate to share some common themes that arise in the answer.

The first is the impact our students have on others. Many of the families have attended our annual Open Day or have interacted in some way with our students in the public arena. I am told our students are confident, considerate and readily help others. They answer questions with warmth and enthusiasm, displaying pride in the College. We have always been proud of the girls and it is wonderful to hear this very positive public perception.

Another theme that has emerged is the general feel at the College. The way students and teachers interact and that welcome, something that can’t quite be described but is perceived when they enter the community. And the third theme is the holistic learning and approach of the College in building a climate of academic excellence while valuing all aspects of our students’ development. I share these comments with you with great pride and would like to pass on congratulations to you our parents, as together we are educating our young women to stand out.

This week Year 7 and 9 have been involved in Naplan testing, a time where some students can become tense and overwhelmed. The wonderful organisation and care of Ms Collins Pope has ensured the smooth running of these assessments with optimum care of the students. A very big thank you to all the staff involved in ensuring that this event occurred efficiently.

On Friday evening a large number of girls from Year 8 and 9 attended the joint dance at Marist Eastwood. This dance is a collaborative event run by the senior leaders of Marist and Mount St Benedict. Planning began last term and there has been great excitement about this event. The night is supervised by the senior leaders and teachers from both Colleges. I would like to thank the teachers who have given up their Friday evening to help organise and supervise this event for your daughters.

We are in an interesting point in the Church calendar, having celebrated Jesus’ death and resurrection, we wait with the disciples for the ascension. The disciple’s fear in this time mirrors many of the fears we feel when we do not understand. The disciples did not recognise Jesus on the road to Emmaus and we often do not recognise Jesus in our lives or in others. So we are invited to reflect and pray together:

The Easter Season is an invitation to see with eyes of faith.
To see Jesus walking in our lives …………… Jesus is walking towards us today.
How will we welcome him?

Come to me on the waters of my life
I will welcome you and embrace you
In whatever form you choose to be present
I open my arms of love to you, Risen Christ.

Excerpt from Inviting God In, Joyce Rupp

Ms Jackie Duncan
Acting Principal


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Mrs Narelle McClure


Term Dates 2014

Term Two


Tuesday 29 April - Friday 20 June

Term Three


Tuesday 15 July - Friday 19 September

Term Four


Tuesday 7 October - Friday 5 December

Mission News

This week, at our College Assembly, we launched our plans for our One World Week focus to take place in Week Five as a culmination of the joint efforts of our Environment and Social Justice portfolios. The week includes a number of dates which are significant in our work towards reconciliation in Australia. These include the anniversary of the release of report on the Stolen Generations “Bringing Them Home” which was published on May 26 1997, the anniversary of the citizenship referendum of May 27 1967 and the anniversary of the Mabo High Court decision on June 3 1992. In addition to these dates relating to reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians there is also the focus on the environment with World Environment Day coming up on Thursday 5 June.

At MSB we will have significant focus on these events around social justice, reconciliation and sustainability in the week that we are calling “One World Week” from 26 - 30 May. During this week we will have a number of significant activities taking place in the classroom, at lunch time and after school. Our annual Social Justice Forum will happen after school on Wednesday 28 May involving MSB students in Years 10, 11 and 12 with students from other schools. We currently have approximately 100 students registered from other schools so we are looking forward to a great turnout. The keynote speaker on this occasion will be Jessie Taylor, a Melbourne based human rights lawyer who is well known for her advocacy work on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers. Jessie was a great success as our Presentation Day speaker in 2013 and we are delighted to be welcoming her back to the College to work with us once again.

The theme of refugees and asylum seekers is a most timely one given the series of recent tragedies affecting those who are fleeing to Australia seeking protection. The treatment of refugees and asylum seekers by Australian authorities has been a point of consternation for some time now. The policy of mandatory detention was first introduced in 1995 by the Labor government of the time and subsequent governments have introduced ever more harsh and cruel measures with a view to deterring people from seeking asylum in Australia. Religious organisations in Australia and overseas have consistently spoken out against these policies with little effect. Last year Sr Clare Condon, Leader of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal in recognition of her work in support of refugees and asylum seekers. Also in 2013, current College Vice Captain Emma Hayman was acknowledged in the Refugee Council awards. Last week, the Catholic Bishops of Australia published an open letter to our parliamentarians calling for an end to the current policies. They wrote: “The Australian Catholic Bishops call on parliamentarians of all parties to turn away from these policies which shame Australia and to take the path of a realistic compassion that deals with both human need and electoral pressure. We call on the nation as a whole to say no to the dark forces which make this policies possible. The time has come to examine our conscience and then to act differently”.

The full text of this statement can be found here

On the same day as the Bishops published their statement the Holy Father, Pope Francis, was addressing leaders of the United Nations on the progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals. The key to continued improvement, he said, is to address "the structural causes of poverty and hunger, attain more substantial results in protecting the environment, ensure dignified and productive labor for all and provide appropriate protection for the family, which is an essential element in sustainable human and social development."

More on this address can be found here. 

Further resources outlining the Church’s teaching on seeking asylum and migration can be found at the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office website here.

At Mount St Benedict College we stand beside our Pope, our Bishops, Sr Clare and others in our community who are voicing their objections to the harsh and cruel treatment of those who come to this country seeking asylum. We will continue to inform our students of these injustices and encourage them to reflect on these situations in the light of the Gospel.

Our activities during “One World Week” and in particular in our Social Justice Forum on Wednesday 28 May are good opportunities for our students to learn more about and reflect on these issues. We look forward to these processes and we hope and pray that our responses will lead to greater justice and compassion in our community.

Mr Paul Lentern
Assistant Principal - Dean of Mission

Curriculum News

Year 10 Parent Teacher Interviews

3.40pm - 9.00pm
in the College Hall
Tuesday 20 May

Online bookings opened at midday on Tuesday 6 May and will close promptly at midday on Monday 19 May. You have received your username and password via email.

Year 8 Parent Teacher Interviews

4.00pm - 7.30pm
in the College Hall
Monday 26 May for Year 8 Classes 1 to 4 only and
Thursday 5 June for Year 8 Classes 5 to 9 only.

Bookings for Year 8 will be held over two nights to meet the needs of parents. Please ensure you book into the correct session based on your daughter's class.

  • Year 8 classes 1 to 4:

    Online bookings opened at midday on Monday 12 May and will close promptly at midday on Sunday 25 May.

  • Year 8 classes 5 to 9:

  • Online bookings will open at midday on Thursday 22 May and will close promptly at midday on Wednesday 4 June.

The online booking system will be the only way to make appointments and only parents will be supplied with their username and password, although it is envisaged that parents will liaise with their daughter in this appointment process.

Parents wishing to make appointments after the advertised close off will need to contact the College.

One of the new innovations with this online booking system is that the class teacher can not only request interviews with particular students but can communicate this directly to the parent. In this way the Parent Teacher night provides another opportunity for the teacher to address any learning outcomes with the student.

The College has made this move to an on line system for the following reasons:

  • It better empowers the parents to make appointments with their daughter’s teachers;
  • There is less of a likelihood that the form will get lost, misplaced or not be utilised; and
  • Students and/or teachers will not be required to chase each other in attempt to make bookings thereby arguably increasing valuable learning time.

As in previous years the following expectations or arrangements remain such as:

  • Students are to attend in school uniform with their parent(s);
  • A chime will ring every six minutes with a visual digital display of the time indicating a change to the next teacher; and
  • The aim of the evening will be:
    • An opportunity for parents to meet their daughters teachers and continue to foster positive relationships between parent, student and teacher;
    • For students and parents to be given valuable feedback on their learning so the student can set goals for the next Semester ;
    • For discussion of ways in which the teacher and parent can work together to support the student in her learning; and
    • For students (and parents) to develop an objective concept of their capacity and abilities.

Please contact the College if you are experiencing difficulties or would like further clarification.

Mr John Muskovits
Assistant Principal - Dean of Curriculum

College News

Year 10 Geography enjoy a field trip to Sydney Harbour

On Monday Year 10 students travelled to Sydney Harbour to participate in fieldwork focusing upon Geographical Issues. All geography students are required to complete a fieldwork element within each stage. At Woolwich the students boarded ferries that took us around the harbour area for the day. We observed Urban Consolidation at Johnston’s Bay and discussed the importance of public open space, looked at the structure of Sydney Harbour and its natural formation and observed the current redevelopment of Barangaroo and Darling Harbour. The opportunity to disembark at Watson’s Bay for lunch provided us with first hand observation of tourist and residential uses of harbour land as well as a chance to regain our land legs.

The students returned to school with a better understanding of Geographical Issues such as Urban Growth and Decline, Coastal Management and Land Management from their first hand observations.

Mrs Emma Forbes
Head of Human Society and Its Environment

Gifted and Talented Extension Conference

Last Friday girls from Year 10 and 11 had the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone. We attended a Gifted and Talented Conference at St Ignatius College Riverview, along with many other schools.

The conference was comprised of a series of university style lectures on a broad range of topics. The topics included how scientists believe the world came to be, how justice, beauty truth and maths are interlinked, whether or not statues move and many more. Some of the girls found this experience quite challenging at first as we were not used to sitting in lectures but were soon deeply engrossed.

Overall, we found this a very rewarding and intellectual experience that we hope we will be able to attend in the future.

Shovan Bhattarai, Erika Mendes, Lucinda Prescott, Rachel Cheung,
Penelope Morato, Jordana Beatty and Tianna Raad

Marist Eastwood/Bennies Years 8 and 9 Dance

7.00pm - 10.00pm
Friday 16 May
Haseler Centre

Tickets were sold this week to Year 8 and 9 students for the Bennies/Marist Dance. This will be held on Friday 16 May at the Haseler Centre, 28 Hillview Rd Eastwood from 7.00pm - 10.00pm (No entry after 7.30pm). No tickets will be sold on the night, and all students must be dropped off by a parent/guardian and picked up promptly at 10.00pm. Students will require their ticket and student ID for entry into the dance.

It is expected that all students will dress appropriately for the occasion.

To ensure the safety of our students at night after the dance, no student will be allowed to leave the Centre without a parent/guardian or the designated person stated on the permission note, so please allow extra time to park and walk in to the Centre.

Thank you for your support in helping our girls to enjoy this opportunity.

Mrs Kate Gillies
Terracina House Coordinator

Year 11 Industrial Technology Multimedia class visit Microsoft

Thursday morning was an early start for the Year 11 Industrial Technology Multimedia (ITM) class as we prepared ourselves to visit the Sydney Microsoft office, one of the biggest and well known companies in the world. We didn’t know what to expect, but it was safe to say when we walked in, it was “every geeks dream”.

We had a Q&A session with experienced successful young women in the Microsoft industry about their careers and the future of gaming and entertainment. We also got to experience a tour of the amazingly vibrant offices and workspaces for all employees, design an app and test upcoming games for the new Xbox.

It was an incredible and inspiring program that left us with the intense desire to work for Microsoft.

by Ariana Egiziano, Jeneane Susas and Amita Trikam

Year 12 - Have you ordered your Graduation Ring?


News from the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department

Music Tuition at the College

If your daughter would like to commence music tuition at the College please download the following documents and return to Mr Watters.

Download Letter to Parents - Music Tuition here

Download Music - Enrolment Form here

Download Music - Instrumental Tuition Application Form here

Mr Peter Watters
Head of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) Department

Maths Workshop


Mrs Denise Hillier
Head of Mathematics

Year 7 - 8 Homework Support

During Term Two and Term Three homework support will be available for students in Years 7 and 8 three mornings per week from 8.00am to 8.30am.

Students will be able to come to D202 to get help from a teacher or older student or to work on their own (for group work, please use the IRC Collaborative Space). It will be a good opportunity for students to read, finish assignments and homework and ask questions about areas of difficulty.

D202 will be open for business from Week Four of Term Two (the week after NAPLAN) until approximately Week Six of Term Three, depending on demand.

Please contact Mrs Margot Hadfield or just turn up.

Mrs Margot Hadfield
Learning Support Coordinator
T: 9980 0426

News from PDHPE

Over the last few weeks we have been very fortunate to be able to offer the girls in Years 9 and 10 some exciting guest lectures and workshops. Representatives from the Sydney Swans have been teaching the Year 10s the basic skills of AFL and the Year 9s recently completed a resuscitation course run by NSW Surf Lifesaving.

Year 10 learn Basic Skills of AFL

This year in Term Two, Year 10 PDHPE students experienced an AFL training session where our skills were tested to the limit! Three members from the Sydney Swans generously dedicated their time to teach us and expand our knowledge on three of the main skills of AFL. These included: kicking, hand balling and marking.

First of all, we did some kicking skills. We were to do a drop punt with the ball and see how far we could kick the ball. In this activity, we used the instructor as our aim and we accumulated points for each limb we hit. Some found this quite difficult whilst others excelled at this technique. Those who found it difficult persisted and in the end we all ended up topping the skill.

The second skill we learnt was hand balling, also known as ‘scoop the ice-cream’! When hand balling, players are to only hold the ball with one hand, using the other fist to hit it. Some girls felt quite comfortable having their thumbs tucked in, but if this is done, a broken thumb will come your way! Whilst practising this skill, many balls flew in all kinds of directions and could not be controlled!

The final skill we learnt was marking - overhead and chest. This was one of the easier skills taught to us as the steps were simple to follow. Overhead mark is the skill that fans and commentators love to see! We were to jump and catch the ball being passed high above us. Chest marking was where we were to hug the ball to our chest. This is an important marking style if the ball is wet or muddy.

Many of us found AFL quite fun, but also challenging for those who have never tried it before. We would recommend everyone should give it a go because you might discover a new talent.

by Yasmin Dicker and Genevieve Khoo (Year 10)

Year 9 complete CPR course

On Friday 2 May, Year 9 completed a CPR course. This course taught us how to revive someone who had stopped breathing. Throughout the day, we learnt how to do compressions and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on adults, children, babies and pregnant women, and the steps to take in checking for danger, and whether the person is breathing and responding, calling emergency services and clearing a blocked airway.

Year 9 also learnt how to use a defibrillator kit on a person who isn’t breathing. It was also very interesting to hear about survival stories - our instructor told us about a man who was revived after 40 minutes of CPR and 21 defibrillator shocks, with no brain damage!

Overall, this course provided Year 9 with the skills we might need one day to save someone’s life, and also proved very interesting and informative.

by Olivia Kobal (Year 9)

Mr David Campbell
Head of PDHPE Department

MSB Golden Jubilee

We are currently updating our archival records with the History Company in preparation for our Golden Jubilee in 2016. As a result of this process we have discovered some of our publications have been misplaced. If you are an ex-student and you have kept publications such as Newsletters and School Diaries, or have photos of significant events etc, and you would be happy to share a copy with us and/or donate it to the College please email

MSB Alumni Memories

If you have fond memories of your time at Bennies, we'd love it if you could please jot these down and email them to If you have photos to go with these memories, please include. The Archives are looking for memories that we can put in a safe place to share with the future MSB Girls.

Hot topics of discussion would be:

  • Food
  • Fads
  • Friends
  • Favourite places to hang in the College.

From the Fees Desk

Term Two fees are due Friday 16 May. If the College has a Direct Debit authority for term payments, they will be deducted on that day. If paying manually, you are reminded that half of the 2014 fees are due by Friday 16 May.

If you have any queries regarding your fees account, please contact Fiona Barnett on 9980 0445 or

From Student Services

If Your Daughter is Absent or Late

If your daughter is absent or late, please send an SMS message to 0418 565 982 with a brief reason.

For example 'Susan Smith Y8 sick', "Susan Smith Y8 Physio appt'.

If your daughter is attending an appointment please specify the type of appointment. The College is required by law to record a reason for absence/lateness so as to avoid a follow-up, please ensure that you explain your daughter's 'absence/lateness' when sending your SMS message. This is a text only number. Once you have sent a SMS message you are not required to send a written note. If you are bringing your daughter to school late, could you take the time to write a note in her diary before she gets out of the car. To have the ‘lateness’ explained on the day then requires no follow up.

Lost Property

A reminder to all parents to clearly name all of your daughter's personal possessions. Lost Property is displayed on the table outside Student Services. All UNNAMED items are placed here and your daughter should check regularly for anything she has misplaced. All uncollected unnamed items will be recycled at the end of term. Named items are held at Student Services and students are notified via Daily Notices. Note: All items of value are held at Student Services.

Fitness Studio - Opening hours for Use by Senior Students


Mrs Gill McGregor
Physical Activity Coordinator

Representative Sport

If your daughter has recently achieved outstanding sporting results please send me an email so that the College can share in her success.


NSW CCC Website:

Wet Weather Line: 9990 3633


Representative Sports Calendar - Term Two



NSW All SCHOOLS U15 Trials
Tue 24 May
(NSW CCC U15 Team)



NSW CCC Championships
Mon 26 - Tue 27 May
BB OPEN Representative Team

NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Mon 16- Tue 17 June
NSW CCC OPEN Representative Team



NSW ALL SCHOOLS Championships
Fri 13 June
NSW CCC Representative Team



NSW CCC Championships
Fri 3 June (wet weather backup Tue 17 June)
K.Noble, B.Duncan, A.Shepherd, S.Bissett



BROKEN BAY Championships
Thu 19 June
MSB Senior Representative Team


  MSB Carnival
Mon 2 June

Broken Bay Open Soccer Champions

Congratulations to Mr Hume and the MSB Open Representative Soccer team who won the Broken Bay Championships last Friday! Despite a wealth of talent for the past six years the strength of the competition at Broken Bay level has not seen us come home with a soccer Gold Medal for many years.

The team has now earnt the right to represent the Broken Bay Diocese in the NSW CCC KO Football Competition with the first game probably against the Newcastle / Maitland Diocese due to be played by the end of the term.

Team members will be emailed information as it becomes available.

Special congratulations to Annabelle Doheny, Natalie Tobin (Year 12), Grace Gibbeson and Alex Black (who are only in Year 9) on their selection into the Open Broken Bay representative team that will contest the NSW CCC Championships.

Here is Mr Hume’s report from the day:

The Bennies Opens Soccer team was a very strong team selected from girls in Years 8 - 12. The strength of the team was really built from the large turnout for the trials which made it difficult to select a side. Thank you to all involved.

The girls left very early towards Manly on Friday morning and started with a difficult game against Stella Maris. The girls have exceptional skill level and the 3 - 0 result set the standard for the day. Wins over Brigidine (3 - 0), St Leo's (4 - 0) and Mercy (6 - 0) meant we topped the pool and played MacKillop in the Semi Final. We completely outplayed them but they defended well. 1- Nil was enough to win our way through to the Grand Final against St Joseph's.

Once again we were much stronger throughout the game and led 1 - Nil with only minutes to go. St Joseph's scrambled a late goal to tie the game however the Bennies girls were declared the winners on count back.

To the players, congratulations on your play and behaviour on Friday. At the end of each and every game coaches, opponents and referees came up to me to tell me what a great team you were. I agree whole heartedly. You should be proud of your achievements.


Back: Mr Greg Hume (Coach), Kerilee Coote, Hayley Evans, Ellen Schiffler, Ellen Wearne, Lauren Khoury, Annabelle Doheny, Natalie Tobin, Chelsea Spokes and Brianna Taylor
Front: Kirsten Simpson, Maddy Gardoni, Alex Black, Grace Gibbeson, Jasmine Boudib and Lauren Taylor

More great are shots available online at the photos in a flash website, girls have been emailed the password.  

Broken Bay Cross Country Championships

Our Representative Cross Country Championships team competed today at the Broken Bay Championships at St Ives. A full report will appear in next week’s newsletter.

Representative Sports Dates next Week

  • Monday 19 May - Year 7 Rep Netball Trials Call Backs in the Hall (Mrs Grant)
  • Tuesday 20 May - Open Soccer vs U15 Rep Soccer Training Game (Mr Hume / Mr Campbell)
  • Tuesday 20 May - Junior (Year 8 and selected Year 7s) Rep Netball Trials in the Hall (Mrs Walsh)
  • Wednesday 21 May - U15 Rep Soccer training on the Oval (Mr Campbell)
  • Wednesday 21 May - Intermediate Rep Netball Call Backs in the Hall (Mrs Rowland)
  • Thursday 22 May - Senior Rep Basketball Training at the Convent Courts (Mr Young)
  • Thursday 22 May - U13 Soccer Training on the Oval (Natalie Tobin)
  • Thursday 22 May - Year 7 Rep Netball Call Backs in the Hall (Mrs Grant)
  • Thursday 22 May - Open Netball Trials on the Convent Courts (Mrs McGregor)
  • Thursday 22 May - Year 9/10 Rep Touch Trials - after school (Mrs Hickey)
  • Friday 23 May - Intermediate Rep Netball Call Backs on the Convent Courts (Mrs Rowland)

Sign up sheets for Year 9/10 Touch are currently on the Sports Noticeboard.

MSB Athletics Carnival

The MSB Carnival will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, Homebush on Monday 2 June. The 1500m and Triple Jump events are held early in the morning of the Carnival.

The 1500m will be run in divisional groups (Junior / Intermediate / Senior), then times separated to determine spots for the individual ages on the MSB team) and the Triple Jump will be an Open event as it is at Broken Bay level.

Please note that 12 year old girls (as of 31 December 2014) are NOT eligible to compete in Triple Jump.

Any student who is interested in competing in these events MUST sign up on the Sports Noticeboard by Wednesday 22 May. Students wishing to compete in these events will be required to catch the early bus on the day and will need to arrive at the College by 7.50am as the bus will leave at 8.00am SHARP.

Mrs Karen Grant
Representative Sports Coordinator / Physical Activity Coordinator

Co-curricular Sports

Athletics Carnival

Monday 2 June
Sydney Athletics Centre, Homebush

Our annual Athletics Carnival is fast approaching and all students are expected to attend.

What to wear

All students in Years 7 to 11 are expected to wear their MSB shorts, polo and their full tracksuit.

Year 12 students are permitted to wear MSB trackpants or navy trackpants, Year 12 jersey, College jumper or PDHPE Jersey.

Suitable lace-up sports shoes as per the PDHPE uniform requirements are to be worn. Rabens and vans are not acceptable footwear.

Once at the venue students are permitted to change into their house coloured attire.

Note that uniform infringements will be issued for incorrect attire.

Getting There

All students will be transported by bus to the venue. Students catching the early bus are required to be at school by 7.45am. All other students are required to be at school at the usual time for roll call. Students will return in time for normal end of day departure.

Students are not permitted to drive to / from the venue and students are not permitted to leave before the afternoon roll call at approximately 2.00pm.

Any student wishing to go home from the carnival with a parent requires a note from her parent, to be given to the student's homeroom mentor no later than Monday 29 May.

The program will be published with the newsletter next week.

Netball Training at Pennant Hills Park

Any girls traveling to Pennant Hills Park for training on Wednesday afternoons are required to sign and return the permission note to the Cocurricular Sport box if they want to leave the school in their PDHPE uniform.

Training at Pennant Hills Park Permission Note.

Mrs Rebecca Lewis
Co-curricular Sports Coordinator

P & F News

P & F Coming Events


Online booking is now available
All bookings must be finalised as soon as possible.


Ms Julie Saad
P&F President on behalf of the P&F Executive



Class of 2004 – 10 Year Reunion

Organisers of the Class of 2004 Reunion have started a reunion Facebook page. Join this group at

Class of 1984 – 30 Year Reunion

Organisers of the Class of 1984 Reunion have started a reunion Facebook page. Join this group at Please share this with your peers.

Class of 1976 – Where are You?

If you were in the Class of '76, Anne Jackson (nee Williams) would like to hear from you. Anne is keen to start discussions on your 40 Year Reunion. This one falls in a significant year, as it is the College's Golden Jubilee Year.

If you are interested in connecting with your peers socially and/or becoming involved in starting the discussion, please email Anne on

2014 MSBESA Dates

2 June
17 June (BEYOND BENNIES 7.15am)
11 August
10 November (AGM)

Each Meeting commences at 5.45pm in the College Boardroom.

Bennies Connect

Register at, log on as a 'first time user', update your details, explore the site, network and stay connected.


The Canteen opens daily from 8.00am - 2.00pm.

MY STUDENT ACCOUNT - Cashless Canteen

Students may order and pay for purchases with our 'cashless' option using their Student ID card.

Comprehensive instructions on how to use this system can be found here.

If you have any queries please contact Mrs Elke Forrest, Assistant Business Manager.

Place a Canteen order here








Vivienne Flannery

Kathleen Van Den Broek


Angela Hatcher





Melinda Wilkes

Please notify Melissa if you are unable to attend
or if you would like to be removed from the Roster.

Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, we certainly could not provide the vast array of healthy nutritious food if it wasn't for our volunteers who give up one day a month to assist. If you would like to volunteer please click here.

Mrs Melissa Arane
Canteen Manager
T: 9980 0448

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop is open Mondays between 10.00am and 2.00pm and Thursdays between 8.00am and 11.00am.

Mrs Melissa Arane
Uniform Shop Manager
T: 9980 0447


Is your daughter considering applying for university?

Over the next few weeks university information specifically for parents will appear in the Careers section.

This week: Macquarie University

Last Week: UNSW

Next week: Sydney University

Mrs Lucy Elgood
Careers Advisor

Community News






May Whizz Kids Workshops close in two weeks.

Just a reminder that the Term Two workshops have been moved to Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May (originally scheduled for the June long weekend). Places are filling fast, so early enrolment is advised to avoid disappointment.

We have included the following new workshops for this weekend:

  • Year 3/4 Solve the Crime!
  • Year 3/4 Create your own Narrative Description
  • Year 5/6 Coding and Creating a Website
  • Year 7/8 The Time Detective History is NOT about – learning names, dates and facts.

For further information and to access the timetable, click here.

Tailor Made Physiotherapy Support the Cancer Council

Sunday 25 May
Tailor Made Physiotherapy
2 Fisher Avenue
Pennant Hills

$50 for half hour massage will ALL proceeds going to the Cancer Council.
Call 9481 9856 to book your appointment.

Over $17,000 raised so far!

Tailor Made Physiotherapy, together with the ACNT, proudly support the Cancer Council of Australia.